COASTAL CONNECTION'S BLOG

Wed Sep 24

Tob Dolphins

Struan had a private charter from Eriska to Tobermory and Cameron had a party to Tob too. After a tasty lunch in the colourful village they departed the bay. As they left they were met by a pod of bottlenose dolphins! They put on a fantastic show for the guests and the crowds on the shore.

Fri Sep 19

Kingairloch

Cameron had a private charter for a German party. The sun was out and very smooth seas. On the way to the Estate they stopped to see Lismore Lighthouse, Duart Castle, wildlife and Glensanda Quarry. They had a fantastic lunch at the Boat House. They completed the circuit of Lismore and arrived in Oban to meet the mini bus.

Staffa

Recently the team had a charter out to Staffa. They timed it so the island was nice and quiet. There was very little swell too. Afterwards they powered around the top of Mull to Tobermory for dinner before running home to Oban.

Thu Sep 18

Settled Weather

The settled spell has seen some perfect days on the water. Struan had a busy day in Tobermory running guests up and down from Oban. On the way they spotted sea eagles and numerous seals sun bathing.

Super Yacht Itasca

Another super yacht visits the West coast. There has been a number of these amazing vessels visiting the coast line. The local gossip reckon it is Tom Hanks but that is only local chat.

Super Yacht Itasca

Super Yacht Itasca

Mon Sep 15

Mirror Flat

The calm spell in September has allowed for some more amazing sunsets. Cameron has been doing the usual Tobermory trips and a late transfer to Mull. The weather makes life a lot easier.

Late Summer

As the summer is slowly slipping away there is still a lot to see on the West Coast. The very settled spell has allowed for some great encounters with porpoise and sea eagles. The clam seas have helped with spotting’s and the gannets are still in high numbers around the Firth of Lorne.

Sun Sep 7

Tiree Fibre-optic

Struan was tasked with Schiehallion to help tow the cable from the ship to the shore. Weather conditions weren’t perfect but fine for the job. The team arrived early just over a mile offshore from Tiree. The new fibre-optic cable required to be towed from the 144 metre ship to the coast on a planned route. Schiehallion was ideal vessel for the job with the manoeuvrability and large stern area. Once close to the beach the rope was passed to a excavator and tractor which hauled it onto Tiree. A very interesting job and great to be part of it.